Ruling Passions - A Theory of Practical Reasoning

Author(s): Simon Blackburn


Why do we behave as we do? Can we improve? Is our ethics at war with our passions, or is it an upshot of those passions? Distinguished philosopher Simon Blackburn seeks the answers to such questions in this brilliant exploration of the nature of moral emotions and the structures of human motivation. Ruling Passions reveals how ethics can maintain its authority even though it is rooted in the very emotions and motivations that it exists to control.

Name on front endpaper, lower corners bumped

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General Fields

  • : 9780198247852
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : January 1999
  • : 2.5 Centimeters X 15.6 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 344
  • : Simon Blackburn
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good